CBS Films options 'Plan B' spec


CBS Films has optioned "Plan B," a spec script by TV writer-producer Kate Angelo.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, though it is known to be a romantic comedy. Escape Artists' Todd Black, Jake Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing.

Launched in 2007, CBS Films intends to make between four and six movies per year at budgets as much as $50 million per film.

The company already has optioned Alex Finn's novel "Beastly," which offers a modern take on "Beauty and the Beast." It's also developing an action-thriller franchise based on the Mitch Rapp character from best-selling author Vince Flynn's books, and it has acquired Dan Fogelman's pitch about semi-retired baby boomers on a getaway in Las Vegas.

In the past year, CBS Films has hired former Columbia exec Amy Baer as president and CEO, Paramount veteran Bruce Tobey as COO and Fox 2000's Maria Faillace as senior vp production. In June, Warner Bros.' Debbie Miller is scheduled to join as executive vp worldwide marketing.

Angelo's TV credits include "What About Brian?" and "Will & Grace." "Plan B" is her debut feature-length project. She has an overall deal at ABC Television Studios and a pilot in contention at ABC with Julie Bowen attached to star.

Angelo is repped by UTA.